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  • 1. Today’s Agenda: Rationale for using tech tools in literacy education Preview tools that can be used in the classroom and collaborate on uses Wrap-up and contact info
  • 2. • - 43% report their technology use is impeded by school filters or firewalls blocking access to websites the students need - 35% blame teachers who limit their technology use - 26% cite rules that limit their use of technology at school Students and parents expressed interest in the digital textbook, with 29% of middle and high school students currently using some kind of online textbook or curriculum as part of their regular schoolwork. Student suggestions on the best digital textbook include: - The ability to personalize their book with electronic highlights and notes (63%) - Quizzes and tests for self-evaluation (62%) or self-paced tutorials (46%) - Access links to real-time data such as NASA and Google Earth (52%) - Links to PowerPoint or class lectures that support textbook content (55%) - Games (57%) or animations and simulations (55%) - Links to videoconferences (30%) or podcasts from subject experts (34%) • All public and private schools and districts in the US, American schools on military bases and schools worldwide are eligible to participate in the surveys.
  • 3. • “With dropout rates approaching 50 percent in many urban school districts (Swanson, 2008) and recent education surveys showing that students are overwhelmingly bored in school (Bridgeland, Dilulio, & Morison, 2006; Yazzie- Mintz, 2007). • - Ed Leadership Mar. 09
  • 4. What is Web 2.0? • “Web 2.0 describes a business model whereby Internet companies actually provide a service rather than sell products or promote ready-made, static artifacts.” - Ed. Leadership March 2009
  • 5. Time to Collaborate! http://etherpad.com/litandtech http://etherpad.com/litandtech
  • 6. My Top Ten Favorite Free Learning Tools Etherpad www.glogster.com/edu Edublogs Wikis Nota Tiny Chat Animoto Ning Wordle and Wordia Photo Story (you know this one )
  • 7. Other Free Learning Tools  Zoho and Google Docs • Online power points and more  www.280slides.com  Sliderocket  Prezi – Zoom Presentations  Dim Dim  http://drop.io/?code=chat  Create Stories from Photos at Photo Peach  Voice Thread  http://vyew.com/site/  http://writeboard.com/  Edmodo - private twitter for education  Creative Commons Search – Copyright Safe Search
  • 8. Online Discussion Tools  Tiny Chat Chatzy Moodle Forums
  • 9. Mind Mapping Tools • http://mind42.com/ • http://www.exploratree.org.uk/ • http://bubbl.us/ • http://www.mindmeister.com/ • http://www.lovelycharts.com/
  • 10. Comic and Book Creators http://makebeliefscomix.com/ http://stripgenerator.com/create http://goanimate.com/ http://www.pimpampum.net/bubblr/  http://www.piclits.com/compose_dragdrop.aspx  http://www.biguniverse.com/createkidsbooks
  • 11. Interactive White Boards • http://www.dabbleboard.com/main • http://www.scriblink.com/ • http://www.skrbl.com/
  • 12. Design Quizzes, Tests, polls, Flash Cards • http://jeopardylabs.com/build • http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/ • http://www.mystudiyo.com/ • http://www.ediscio.com/ • http://quizlet.com/ • http://cramberry.net/ • http://www.polldaddy.com/
  • 13. HELP ME! http://literacy-and-technology.wikispaces.com/